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Old 08-26-2008, 08:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wildfire - '96 Ford Bronco XL
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90 day: 73.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 15.64 mpg (US)

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I prefer the low speed P&G myself. I love construction zones. I get better economy the slower I can go. Wind resistance makes a bit of a difference. In town, I can P&G 5 mph (8kph) or so and the guy behind me hardly notices. Traffic never runs the same speed in town anyway. I find when I am adjusting speeds like that (P&G), the driver behind me just backs off a little more, but continues following. maybe they think I'm really bad at keeping a steady speed! On the highway, I've said before, I stop doing any hypermiling except driving slow, whenever traffic approaches. I encourage them to pass by hugging the side of the road. When it is clear behind me, then I go back to P&G or whatever. If I notice traffic behind me move over to the passing lane, then I just keep doing P&G without missing a beat. I go to work at 2:30am, so it is pretty clear traffic-wise and lots of opportunity to do whatever I want.
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